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forever changing : every hour, every day : i try to capture the light

Dear Light:

I fear we have not made our love connection. I do not know what to do with you. But, I always want you to change. My instinct is to make you brighter, although I covet your warmth. The way you enter the camera lense is the way I want you to exit it, pretty much. There is no Photoshop on this computer and I like the challenge of relying on simple editing tools as I find my way in the dark with my new friend.



Dear, I love the way you can look so wondrously different whether it be Aran's clarity, Stephanie & Mav's warmth, or Jen's softness. How will we ultimately sync if I can not decide on my expectations of you? Perhaps some light therapy next semester? The sessions are currently full and there is a waiting list. Obviously, there are many others with the same malady. But, until then, we shall continue to try to see the light on our own.

Warmest regards,
Cindy

PS Thoughts and suggestions are most welcome from all of you creatives. Regardless of medium, how did you find your unique voice in the work you create?

20 comments:

nichole said...

These are lovely! And the pleasure of photography is definitely in the unexpected - look at how that light dances on the curtain!

Krissy said...

Cindy, the curtain photo is fantastic! I love it :)

nadia said...

i lov ethe light! thnk you for this!

julie king said...

lovely interplay of light and shadow in this photo, cindy! plus the letter is so creative!! my fave photos to capture are ones with fun light angles and shadows. my post tonight will be on a few things i captured on my camera yesterday.

my unique voice is grounded in nature, bright colors and inspirational words!

Julia said...

Most, most excellent! It's amazing that you don't have to rely on photoshop for your delightful photographs! WOW!

Claire, said...

Where would I begin!

Kelly C. said...

beautiful...just beautiful. i feel like one's voice is clearest and strongest... most authentic when approaching a problem or situation in the way that comes most naturally... the way you would handle it if you woke up in the middle of the night and worked on it in a dream.
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Cicada Studio said...

I'm not sure I've found my voice yet! It's sort of like a teenager's- always changing.

Your photos are lovely.

Bonbon Oiseau said...

what a wionderful post! light is like the paintbush isn't it.....

cindy : quaint said...

thank you so much ladies! sometimes, i think too much. kelly is right about letting things come naturally. i guess i don't appreciate my natural tendencies and often like what others are doing more. hmmm ... better work that out, but there's time. xo, c

design for mankind. said...

You are adorable, Cindy. I have no advice on lighting b/c I am a VERY poor photographer.

BUT, I do think both of these photos are SMASHING. :)

cindy : quaint said...

oh, thank dear erin!

SimplyGrove said...

Both images are gorgeous Cindy!!

please sir said...

Lovely post - light is such a wonderful medium. I think finding your voice is knowing what you want to portray or on the contrast - just playing and going with your gut instincts.

bandelle said...

Cindy, what a beautiful letter to light :) Lighting can be so tricky but the complexity of it makes it so beautiful. I hope you get in the class next semester and share your tips.

Kylie

cindy : quaint said...

thank you kylie! i would definitely try my best to share anything i learn from the class or in the interim.

cindy : quaint said...

diana - thanks and you are right on both points!

cindy : quaint said...

thanks sg!

Megan Coyle said...

These are wonderful, I especially like the shadow of the tray with the mirrored heart. And the lighting with the curtain one is fabulous.

cindy : quaint said...

oh megan you made my day as there is no mirror in the first one! heart in the handle is a cut out.